Anarchy in the USA: A Conversation with VII Photographers who Covered the Events in the Capitol

Virtual event


January 18, 2021
10:00–11:15AM EST

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© Ron Haviv / VII. Pro-Trump supporters, including Jake Angeli, the "QAnon shaman," break into the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in protest of the certification of Joe Biden as the next United States President.

On assignment for publications including TIMEThe New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic, four members of VII photographed the Trump rally and the violence that it unleashed at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6.

On January 18 at 10 AM EST, Gary Knight talks with Ashley GilbertsonRon Haviv, Christopher Morris, and Christopher Lee,  seasoned veterans of conflict, about their experiences that day. They will discuss what they saw, how they made decisions, processed information and made choices during the fast-moving, unpredictable and violent events in their own country.

Christopher Lee

, New York

Christopher Lee, 29, is a Korean American photographer born in Austin, Texas, and raised by his immigrant grandmother. He moved to New York in 2009, certain that he wanted to become a photographer. He ended up taking a job as a bike messenger which, along with paying the bills, enabled him to see and capture the city.

Christopher Morris

, Tampa
Christopher Morris was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 till 2009.

Ron Haviv

, New York

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the VII Agency, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek.

Ashley Gilbertson

, New York

Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer living in New York City widely recognized for his critical eye and unique approaches to social issues. Gilbertson is a member of the VII Agency, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and a collaborator with the United Nations.